Governor's Palace Kitchen

Title

Governor's Palace Kitchen

Subject

Governor's Palace (Williamsburg, Va.)
Block 20. Building 03J.
Kitchens - Virginia - Williamsburg
Overly, Charles H.

Description

Recto and verso of postcard illustrated with a drawing by Charles H. Overly of the Governor's Palace Kitchen. The sketch depicts two costumed interpreters demonstrating colonial food preparation techniques by the large open fireplace. Overly carefully delineated many details of the kitchen furnishings and utensils, including a meat roaster, a butter churn, teapots, ladles, and toasting racks.

The caption reads: "In this outbuilding of the home of the Royal Governor food was cooked over an open fire, to be carried into the house by servants. The building was reconstructed with the Palace and is open to the public."

Creator

Charles H. Overly for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Date

ca. 1950s

Is Part Of

Postcard Collection

Format

jpeg

Type

Image

Identifier

AVPC-399

Rights Holder

Special Collections, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

Original Format

Postcard

Physical Dimensions

3.5 x 5.5 inches

Files

AVPC-399-R.jpg
AVPC-399-V.jpg

Citation

Charles H. Overly for The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, “Governor's Palace Kitchen,” John D. Rockefeller Jr. Library, Colonial Williamsburg Foundation, accessed June 20, 2019, https://rocklib.omeka.net/items/show/603.